Visiting Colorado by RV this year? We’ve rounded up the most RV-friendly campground for the summer season in all four Colorado national parks, plus two national monuments, to help you plan an epic road trip.
Rocky Mountain National Park RV Sites
Beautiful Glacier Basin Campground is only open May – October, making it the perfect stop on a summer road trip. At 8,500 feet in elevation, a mix of sun and shade is welcome as early morning temperatures can be chilly, even in summer. RVs up to 35 feet in length are allowed. There are no hookups or dump station, but generators can be run in the morning and evening hours in all but a few campsites.
Don’t worry about finding parking for your rig when you go explore for the day. The free park shuttle picks up at the campground and will bring you to trailheads along Bear Lake Road, or into Estes Park. Campground reservations are highly recommended and can be made at www.recreation.gov.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park RV Sites
While both rim campgrounds at Black Canyon can accommodate RVs, the South Rim Campground is the most RV-friendly. It’s also located on the more popular and easily accessible South Rim. Open year round, reservations are accepted but first-come, first-served sites are available in Loop C. If you need electricity, opt for Loop A which has electrical hookups as generators are not allowed at this campground. There is no dump station or water hookups, so be prepared to dry camp. RVs over 35 feet in length aren’t recommended here. Make reservations on www.recreation.gov.
Mesa Verde National Park RV Sites
Mesa Verde’s only campground, the Morefield Campground, is located just inside the park entrance amidst Gambel oak and prairie grasses. Operated by park concessionaire, Aramark, this campground has sites with full hookups and can accommodate RVs up to 46 feet in length. The campground is part of a full-service village, which includes a camp store that sells food, a gas station, coin-operated laundry, complimentary showers, a dog kennel, a café and dump station. It’s open early May through early October. Make reservations at www.visitmesaverde.com.
Great Sand Dunes National Park RV Sites
There is only one campground in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Piñon Flats Campground. It has several sites that can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet in length in Loop 1 and 2, so be sure to make a reservation to guarantee a campsite May – September. The campground is also open in April and October, but it is first-come, first-served in those months. Piñon Flats has no hookups, so be prepared to dry camp. A dump station is available in the summer months. Make reservations on www.recreation.gov.
Colorado National Monument RV Sites
The Saddlehorn Campground is your one and only destination for camping inside the monument. Open year round, the campground can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length. Reservations can be made mid-March through October or the campground is first-come, first-served the remainder of the year. There are no hookups, but generators are allowed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please note, campfires are not allowed anywhere in the monument. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov.
Dinosaur National Monument RV Sites
Nestled along the banks of the Green River and just five miles from the dinosaur quarry, the Green River Campground is an excellent choice for those with an RV. Open mid-April through mid-October, this campground has reservable and first-come, first-served sites, though the campground rarely fills except on holiday weekends. The campground can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length. There are no hookups at this campground. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov.
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